Monday, September 28, 2009

Ahhh the joys and um miserable crap of being pregnant....

So I am sitting here at the library as my right butt cheek and leg go numb...pretty normal for me these days along with a random spot in the upper left hand part of my back. Thank you pregnancy.
I thought for those of you I don't get to talk to or for the sheer time wasting I can do I would post the things I absolutely love and the things that I completely abhor about being pregnant...We'll start with the positives...

-Nathan's excited face when I wake up with a full bladder and actually have a belly.
-The fact that my body hasn't completely betrayed me by ballooning up, still have only gained 3 lbs and actually no one besides me can tell I'm pregnant.
-Knowing that in a relatively short time I'll be meeting a completely knew person that was created by me and the amazing man I married.
-The outrageous excitement from those around me...apparently everyone really likes pregnant people.
-The seven million ways Nathan finds to use the term eggo preggo
-When nathan "high fives" the baby which consists of him tapping his index finger on my stomach.
-The fact that my hair and nails grow like weeds.
-Hearing the heartbeat
-Seeing the baby do the booty dance on ultrasound
-Daydreaming of what it is - boy or girl
-Thinking of names

Now for the things I could definitely live without....
-Going 25 years with nearly perfect skin and now having outrageous acne on my face and back.
-Headaches all the time
-Weird numb patches
-Nausea that seems to come and go at will with no regard for the fact that I'm in my second trimester
-Exhaustion that I have never experienced
-Everyone and their mother telling me what pregnancy is like and how I'll never sleep again and how my body will never look the same and enjoy the freedom I have now and blah blah blah....SHUT UP!!! I would like to experience this on my own please...
-Boobs that resemble something created at a Hollywood plastic surgeons office
-Obsessions with sweets and artificially flavored grape things--I never ate sugar and now its all I want.
-Crying about a million times more often than normal
-Did I mention acne??

I know it will all be worth it but sometimes its hard to see the forest for the trees when you have no prior experience. Which does not mean that all of you mothers out there need to start telling me how to read things I dislike!! I look forward to March and holding this little peanut outside of my body. We aren't finding out the sex if I hadn't already mentioned that and I know that so many people find this frustrating but its really what we want to do.
We are so excited and are so thankful for so many friends and family that have been so supportive.
Again I said I would post pictures, but the last time I thought I had a belly and sent Jess a picture she said she could barely tell. So I'm waiting for something more exciting!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Little Baby Forsythe

 Pregnancy Ticker

That's right folks, for all of you who may have not heard, we are having a baby!!! I haven't updated this post in a long time, but I promise to start adding pictures when I get a belly. Current stats: 13 weeks pregnant, finally feeling better, no belly to take pictures of, super excited. Had an ultrasound on 9/10/09 and saw the little peanut moving around. It was so awesome. This was a big surprise for me and Nathan becuase we weren't "trying". I like to say we were "practicing" but not "trying". But we are so excited now and are looking forward to this big change in our lives.

Nathan is still in his apprenticeship, and loving it. The hours are long sometimes but he really is learning a lot and enjoying himself.
I am still working nights at the Children's Hospital, but soon I will go to a rotating schedule where I work nights and days. Two months of nights and two months of days. This should be better for me and Nate so we can spend more time together.

Hope all who still read this are doing well!
Pictures soon.....